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King to deliver Harding Memorial Lecture
26 October, 2022
This year’s British Tunnelling Society Harding Memorial Lecture 2022 will be given by Mike King from MK Tunnelling Ltd.
bauma awards recognise construction innovation
25 October, 2022
The winners of the bauma Innovation Award 2022 were announced at the start of the trade fair in Munich this week.
Sustainability key theme for BTS Conference 2022
10 October, 2022
Sustainability will be a key theme at this year’s BTS Conference in London on October 11-12.
ITA president to give keynote at BTS Conference
27 September, 2022
Newly-elected ITA president Arnold Dix will be a keynote speaker at the BTS Conference and Exhibition in London on October 11-12.
hyperTunnel to debut at the World Tunnelling Congress
04 August, 2022
hyperTunnel will exhibit for the first time at the World Tunnelling Congress (WTC) in Copenhagen next month.
MDjv completes HS2 box and tunnel
29 July, 2022
HS2 station contractor Mace Dragados JV (MDjv) has excavated a 20m-deep box and a tunnel for the new Euston station.
London power project completes first drive
24 June, 2022
National Grid’s London Power Tunnels (LPT) project completed the first of five drives this week.
TfL starts market engagement for Elephant & Castle upgrade tunnelling
09 May, 2022
Transport for London (TfL) has started the tender process for tunnelling works on the Elephant & Castle station upgrade with a pre-procurement market engagement event on May 27.
Tideway celebrates tunnelling completion
29 April, 2022
Tunnelling has been completed on London’s Thames Tideway Tunnel ‘super sewer’ after four years of excavation.
BTS health and safety course start approaches
15 November, 2021
Following the success of its Underground Health and Safety Course over past years, the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) is repeating the two-day event which will run on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 November 2021.
hyperTunnel technique could revolutionise tunnel construction
07 October, 2021
A British scale-up company has turned tunnel construction on its head and unveiled what could prove to be a revolutionary system for creating tunnels.
BTS conference opens its doors to the tunnelling fraternity
29 September, 2021
Having opened on Thursday 30 September, the two-day BTS 2020+1 British Tunnelling Society annual conference and exhibition held at the QE2 Conference Centre, London has started to welcome visitors from around the world.
Implenia to build world’s deepest metro station
06 May, 2021
Swiss construction company Implenia has signed a contract with Stockholm Region for the construction of a new subway station and associated tunnels at Sofia in the Swedish capital. The order is worth around US$85m.
Bob Ibell awarded BTS James Clark Medal
23 March, 2021
Robert Ibell, co-founder and director of London Bridge Associates, has been awarded the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) James Clark Medal for 2021.
Tunnel industry mourns Dai Heycock
12 March, 2021
When Dai Heycock passed away in July 2020, aged 87, the tunnelling world lost one of its more colourful characters. There cannot be many senior members of the British Tunnelling Society who did not encounter him in their working careers.
Australia’s first tunnel training centre inaugurated
22 December, 2020
Australia’s first tunnel training centre has been set up in Melbourne to enable trainees to work on the Victorian government's planned rail projects.
Arup appoints US-based underground infrastructure leader
12 November, 2020
Engineering and professional services provider Arup has named Andreas Raedle as its new underground infrastructure leader for the Americas region. He will be based in San Francisco, US.
TfL announces tunnelling completion at Bank
29 October, 2020
Transport for London (TfL) has announced the completion of tunnelling at Bank Underground Station – regarded as one of the busiest interchanges on the Tube network.
Thames Tideway back up and running
14 May, 2020
Despite the Coronavirus having brought UK construction to its knees, tunnelling has resumed on the Thames Tideway tunnel, affectionately known as the ‘super sewer’. London’s currently biggest infrastructure project has been affected in recent weeks by a series of detailed safety reviews and measures instigated to protect workers and the wider community. This has included social distancing and personal travel plans.
National Grid awards LPT2 tunnels contract
19 December, 2019
Great Britain – National Grid has signed a GBP 400M contract with Hochtief-Murphy JV to deliver the tunnels and shafts for the London Power Tunnels (LPT2) project. The overall scheme will cost GBP 1bn (USD 1.3bn) and take six years to complete. This is the second phase of the LPT project.